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Condition: Depression
8/8/2014 2:24:33 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking Effexor 150mg for over a year. It really did seem to help at first. I was a lot calmer and less iritated. i've also tried Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro,and Abilify(it worked but gained 40lbs-do not suggest). The problem with this drug is it seems to put you into your own world and for me it made me less interested in going out into the world and having experiences with others. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
8/2/2014 3:53:42 AM

Reviewer: SirGrumpy, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I got brainwashed into a 1 year effexor treatment and it worked like a charm. 7 years of depression and anxiety simply vanished on the first pill. So did my interest in sex, erections, empathy and emotional depth, which were supposed to re-emerge after treatment so I didn't complain about it at the time. I also had an uncharacteristically positive disposition on the matter (high on serotonin) ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/29/2014 12:25:40 PM

Reviewer: lynnm, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have tried so many different meds until I was able to stomach this one. It has helped me, but I also tried 6 different meds that didn't. Everyone is different, so when I finally found one that worked for me I ran with it! Warning... The withdrawal symptoms are AWFUL and SCAREY! I was released as a patient by my family doctor after he had complications with my mother and she passed. Due to t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/25/2014 5:43:31 PM

Reviewer: Puglover, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Ive been on EffexorXR 150mg for about 5 years. If I accidently skip a day I get really dizzy but other then that im happy with this med. I just started oral birth control with it, and it makes my head feel fuzzy at times. I would just be careful taking this med with birth contol or tapering off.

Condition: Depression
7/22/2014 6:53:55 AM

Reviewer: MD1, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Dear all, I am sorry to hear/read such as bad negative statements. Yes the withdrawn symptoms, yes very difficult to get off the drug BUT you MUST tamper very very slowly. I learnt this and I am on and off this drug say once a year and/or when I want, here what I do... From a health shop I buy some hawthorn herbs capsule (*I need the capsule to be empty*, so I put the hawthorn powder on m ... Show Full Comment

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